To the wire: Revenue is expected to grow as the industry rebounds from a dip in copper prices

The Copper Production industry’s main product is copper wire, which has a variety of electrical applications in the construction sector and in cars and transport equipment. Products like busbars, which conduct electricity within switchboards and substations, are used in electrical power distribution. Other key products include copper pipes and pipe fittings used in plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. A renewed focus on operational efficiency has led operators to withdraw low-margin products from the market. Although industry operators process scrap copper and copper alloys, no primary copper refining occurs in the United Kingdom. As a result, international trade plays an important role in the industry...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£598.2m
Annual Growth 14-19
-5.4%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
2,303
Businesses
36

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Performance is expected to improve as firms adapt to new conditions and demand grows
  • Imports are becoming increasingly important in satisfying demand
  • Copper has a vast range of applications, which is expected to facilitate industry recovery
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The performance of the Copper Production industry has been moderately volatile over the past five years, reflecting shifts in demand and output readjustment. Over the five years through 2018-19, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to decline at a compound annual rate of 5.4% to £598.2 million. This is largely the result of falling global copper prices and mounting price competition between the major players in the industry. However, recovering copper prices over the latter half of the period are expected to reignite growth in the industry, with revenue expected to rise by 2.8% during the current year.Volatile copper prices have significantly affected profit margins in recent years. Fal...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Copper Production Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Copper Production Industry are

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from other electronic wire and cable manufacturing and World price of copper in the Copper Production industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Copper Production Industry?

    Companies in this industry produce copper and copper alloys, such as bronze and brass. The main products in the industry are wires and cables, but companies also produce tubes, rods and pipes.

    Industry Products
  • Copper wire and cable
  • Copper tubes, pipes and fittings
  • Copper busbars
  • Industry Activities
  • Producing copper from ores and scrap
  • Manufacturing copper wire and strip
  • Manufacturing copper alloys
  • Manufacturing tubes, pipes and pipe fittings from brass
  • Semi-copper
  • Manufacturing copper rods
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from other electronic wire and cable manufacturing
  • World price of copper
  • Demand from electricity distribution and control apparatus manufacturing
  • Demand from plumbing, heating and air conditioning installation
  • Demand from fibre-optic cable manufacturing

  • Current Performance
  • Copper prices drop
  • European trade
  • Downstream demand
  • High in fibre
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • New applications
  • Tarnishing revenue
  • EU trade
  • Table: Copper Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Copper Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Electricity Distribution & Control Apparatus Manufacturing
  • Tap & Valve Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Parts & Accessories Manufacturing
  • Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Installation

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electricity Supply
  • Metal Forming Machinery Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Copper wire and cable
  • Copper tubes, pipes and fittings
  • Other
  • Copper busbars
  • Chart: Copper Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Electrical and electronic equipment manufacturers
  • Construction sector
  • Transport and automotive sectors
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Copper Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Copper Production

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Copper Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Mueller Europe Ltd, The Lawton Tube Company Limited, Prysmian Cables & Systems Ltd, Pegler Yorkshire Group Ltd,
  • Table: Mueller Europe Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: The Lawton Tube Company Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Prysmian Cables & Systems Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Pegler Yorkshire Group Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Copper Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Copper Production Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Alloy
  • A mixture of two or more metals.
  • Busbar
  • Copper strips used to conduct electricity in substations and distribution boards.
  • Ingot
  • A mass of metal, such as a bar or block, that is cast in a standard shape for convenient storage or shipment.
  • Ore
  • A rock or mineral that has enough metal in it to make it worth extracting. In the case of copper, it is worth extracting when there are approximately 2 kilograms of copper per 1 metric ton of ore.
  • Rod
  • A thin straight bar
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